December 24th, 2016 by vk6ld
As 2016 draws to a close, I thought I’d write some notes on the achievements of SEG during the year and plans for 2017.
In January 2016, we had the Katanning Ham Feast with 35 attendees and the Mt Barker AllStar node was installed & commissioned.
In June, two more AllStar nodes were installed and commissioned at Manjimup and the 2M APRS digipeater at Albany was recommissioned.
In September, we had the Manjimup Ham Feast at the Quinninup Tavern with 45 attendees and a donated equipment auction. The Manjimup 2M repeater was also given some TLC.
In November, the new Albany 70cm repeater went on air and in December the Mt Barker 2M repeater was resurrected and two new power supplies purchased & installed.
In 2017, SEG are planning to refurbish the 2M repeater antennas and install a web based IP switch to control/reboot 12V DC power at Mt Barker and linking the Albany 70cm repeater into the AllStar VK6 south west network. We are also looking into the possibility of an amateur repeater in the Denmark area, with a connection into the AllStar VK6 south west network & 2M APRS digipeater.
If anyone has any ideas for projects or activities/events that SEG can undertake as a club, encourage participation and diversify from repeaters & AllStar nodes, please post your ideas to the SEG mailing list.
Some ideas might be taking part in field day events such as RD Contest – somewhere like Lake Towerrinning, Bluff Knoll carpark or Lake Nunijup camping out overnight, one of the VHF/UHF Contests, organising our sprint style contest over 2-4 hours. We could run an on-air Net once a week/fortnight/month on the AllStar linked repeaters, we could launch a high altitude weather balloon equipped with APRS (like Project HORUS in VK5), have an antenna building day or a car boot sale.
My many thanks to all those who have assisted and participated in all the activities throughout the year and my apologies if I have overlooked anything or have forgetten anyone! 🙂 Without everyone’s assistance and participation, only a fraction of the above would be possible.
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